After a BTS (Brevet de technician supérieur) in Ceramic Arts
and a Diploma in Ceramics from the Olivier de Serres ENSAAMA
(Ecole nationale supérieur des arts appliqués et des métiers
d'art), I entered professional life carrying out my craft as a
Later, I became a teacher of ceramics at Troyes Ecole des
Beaux Arts and taught a design BTS course at Troyes Ecole
Supérieure de Design. During my years as a teacher, I
continued with my artistic activities and participated in
numerous exhibitions and artistic events. In 2011, I left the
Champagne and settled in the Dordogne at Liorac sur Louyre.
I was always very interested in my husband's work and, little
by little, I decided that I too wanted to work with clay.
Thanks to his wonderful advice, I soon discovered the
therapeutic and calming powers of handling clay and I very
quickly became hooked on modelling. It was my love of animals
and of the happiness they bring us that directed me
principally towards the creation of animal sculptures - which
I always give a personalised expression. I take great pleasure
in creating my sculptures and I love it when my animals
provoke a smile from those who see them.
“It is so intriguing to question a meeting rock, to see what
fire did to it ... In this typically artisanal approach is
found the source of perpetual wonder" (Daniel de Montmollin)
Ceramics is primarily a school of humility. The reverse side
of decor is made of runs, breakages, failures...
Opening the oven is always a delight; emotional, certainly,
but also happy or unhappy surprises.
Everything interests me: the earthenware, stoneware, porcelain,
the infinite research of glazes, coating slips, raku ….
The methods of fabrication are multiple. I practice turning,
stamping and, if necessary, the manufacture of moulds. I have
the possibility to go in all directions of creation."
& Monique Favre, Ceramicists
24 520 Liorac sur Louyre
Tel : +33 (0)5 53 22 59 46